Archive for March 21st, 2007

Nanofactories – Shorting The List Of Side Effects of Medication!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Science Daily — The list of side effects on your prescription bottle may one day be a lot shorter, according to researchers at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering.

That’s because instead of taking a conventional medication, you may swallow tiny “nanofactories,” biochemical machines that act like cells, first conceived of at the Clark School.

For example, these ingested nanofactories, using magnetism, could detect a bacterial infection, produce a medication using the body’s own materials, and deliver a dose directly to the bacteria. The drug would do its work only at the infection site, and thus not cause the side effects that may arise when an antibiotic travels throughout the body in search of infections.


(Video) Touchless Touchscreen

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

via TechEBlog

Here’s a first: a touchscreen display you don’t actually have to touch. Basically, users swipe their hand from a distance of up to 15cm away and the built-in sensors translate that movement into a command — like flipping pages, etc. Continue reading to watch a demo.

Cool Robot Art

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

via Gizmodo

There is no bigger tease that robot art. It’s like hopping inside a Ferrari, hitting the gas and realizing that there is no engine inside. But then you remember: it’s owning a Ferrari gets you laid, not driving one. (Or so we understand).

Created by Greg Brotherton, these “robots” are handmade with hammers and steel, because once we grow sick of Apple everything will have rivets and the distinct possibility of cutting your primitive, sissy flesh. Roughly 7 feet in height, these robots weight between 80 and 200lbs. And hopefully, when we do have sex slaves robots they will look at least this awesome (but maybe lack the horns). – Mark Wilson


LEDs achieve 1,000 lumens for first time

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Osram has developed a small light-emitting diode spotlight that achieves an output of more than 1,000 lumens for the first time. That’s brighter than a 50-watt halogen lamp, thereby making the device suitable for a broad range of general lighting applications.

The Ostar Lighting LED, which will be launched on the market this summer, can provide sufficient light for a desk from a height of two meters, for example.

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